Tirdad Derakhshani

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For 255 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Inn (1967)
Lowest review score: 12 xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 255
255 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While it has considerable charms, Hippocrates is just too predictable.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Profane, randy, oversexed, and wonderfully juvenile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A stunning examination of teenage cruelty, exploitation, and crime that refuses to give us the satisfaction of identifying with the characters.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The characters' high-minded, if unsophisticated, patter clashes with the film's ironic-chic style, and it never manages to move beyond the late-night palaver of earnest, if naive, college freshmen.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's a small, intimate chamber piece with beautiful camerawork and gorgeous art direction ... until it loses its way in a wrongheaded bid for sci-fi greatness.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Masterminds is filled with the sort of idiotic bathroom humor that has become standard in big-screen comedies, but it is enlivened by the surreal slapstick touches that made Napoleon Dynamite so good. Even though it isn't the sharpest comedy, it had me in stitches.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Tries - far too hard - to replicate the Alice effect and falls short.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Some viewers will dismiss Autumn Blood as a pretentious Euro-art iteration of Straw Dogs. For those willing to be open to its experimentation and more charitable about its many faults, the film can provide a powerful experience and serve as an fascinating testament to the tenuous nature of the social contract.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The film is surprisingly engaging. It’s fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Purge: Election Year tries to show that what counts isn't firepower but compassion, not egoism but community. But frankly, it can't help but shoot itself in the foot: The violence is too tantalizing, too stylized, too fetishistic - the film features killers dressed in fanciful Halloween costumes who dance and sing as they dismember people.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    This story truly is inspirational and a lesson about civic responsibility. However, it makes for little more than a TV movie or a straight-to-video snack.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    For all its grand promises, Ip Man 3 teeters uneasily among B-movie clichés.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Possession has none of the suspense that made Bornedal's morgue thriller "Deathwatch" such shuddering good fun. And despite the absurdly overwrought Bernard Herrmann-esque score, it has very few genuine shocks.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    One of the most uncinematic pieces crafted by an otherwise fine stylist, Cymbeline befuddles with its ineffective blocking and lack of art direction.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's intriguing enough to suck you in, but confusing, fragmentary, frustrating.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Despite a great cast and several terrific action sequences, Fuqua's film is largely forgettable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Storks feels way too much like a belabored and mediocre SNL sketch. Each character has some neurotic tic or crazy fixation, which they expound upon in monologues that feel like material for a stand-up act or a sitcom.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    On many levels, Kingsman has the makings of a sure-fire hit. Yet, this is one spy story even the most dedicated addicts of the genre would do well to miss.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Like other entries of its pulpish ilk, the picture packs lots of violence, a fair bit of gore, and plenty of cheap scares.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A deeply disturbing, intimate, and not unsuccessful look at 10 years in the life of a young boy, Harlon, who grows up to become a Columbine-style killer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Despite the competent animation, the great tunes, and funny voice work by costars Russell Brand and John Cleese, Trolls is a lackluster entry. The story is clichéd and predictable. Overall, the film has no real magic.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It falls short of the mark, even as it hits every one of the genre's conventions.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Sadly, director Lee Toland Krieger's offering, a weak wanna-be Jean Cocteau-esque fable with magical realist pretensions, does great disservice to Lively and her remarkably accomplished costars.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's nothing more than a sophisticated clone of the original, and it really overdoes the shaky-camera thing - even more than in some of the worst found-footage movies The Blair Witch Project spawned.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Phase II has some nice comic touches, but it's a forgettable B-movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Like Clint Eastwood’s masterful 2006 WWII drama "Flags of Our Fathers," Lee’s film is as much about how we spin war stories as it is about war itself. Both involve a group of heroic soldiers sent home by the Pentagon to help drum up popular support. Both are made by filmmakers keenly aware that stories have the power to justify a war or turn the public against it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Firth is brilliant as a preternaturally patient man - every day he has to tell her the same exact story. But he has a creepy way about him. Is it love that drives him, or something darker?
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While it misses the mark most of the time, director Hilary Brougher's film has a promising story, an impressive cast, and occasional moments of grace.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An uneven, perpetually redundant comedy-drama.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Allied comes off like a highlight reel that mimics the look and feel of a whole school of great films, from "Casablanca" to Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "Notorious."

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